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Molecular Diagnostics

News on lab-developed tests and emerging diagnostic technologies.

The award will fund optimization of the Hemopurifier exosome isolator, with an eye towards developing applications in cancer research and clinical care.

The blood-based test is designed to detect changes in levels of microRNAs that are enriched in specific brain regions affected by Alzheimer's disease.

PWNHealth will provide physician oversight and genetic counseling for Picture Genetics, a new line of three genetic tests from Fulgent aimed at consumers.

The study will evaluate how Prolaris impacts prostate cancer treatment decisions, and how those decisions impact costs within UK's National Health Service.

Based in Warsaw, Poland, the technology was inspired by "ultra-fast" PCR methods from the Wittwer group and Scope plans to launch tests for MRSA and C. diff.

Retraction Watch reports that a paper was pulled because it refers to a gene that doesn't exist in mice.

Researchers were able to generate fertilized northern white rhinoceros eggs, according to Mashable.

Former Orig3n employees raise concerns about its testing at Bloomberg Businessweek.

In PLOS this week: microRNA expression changes in hepatocellular carcinoma, real-time PCR-based approach for diagnosing schistosomiasis, and more.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will outline how a team at Radboud University Medical Center is assessing ultra-long read optical mapping on the Bionano Saphyr system to replace classical cytogenetics approaches in routine testing and for the discovery of novel structural variants with potential scientific, prognostic, or therapeutic value that are missed by standard approaches.

Sep
25
Sponsored by
HalioDx

CAR T-cell therapy is an innovative form of immunotherapy that is finding increasing use for the management of blood cancers. 

Oct
03
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will provide an overview of how an international reference laboratory has implemented an automated next-generation sequencing workflow with custom panels for analyzing cancer samples.

Oct
08
Sponsored by
10x Genomics

This webinar will discuss a study that used spatial transcriptomics to gain insight into the molecular mechanisms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease.